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by fallen
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Fallen are brothers Andrew and Richard Fryer who come from the south of England. The group was formed in 1999 making spooky neurotic jungle. Over the course of nine releases they have gradually evolved into a more meditative proposition and are now purveyors of a sort of outsider dreampop. Fallen’s last recording, “A rare camouflage” is available on the cookanegg imprint. Andrew is also the man behind Boy swung tunnel whose album “The sun sparks” is on the Format noise label. Their EP...
Topics: fallen, feathers, ambient, dream pop, electronica
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by Saito Koji
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As well as last December we complete June 2012 with another Saito Koji-release. "Sleepy" is a single, one hour long track. His last releases "Guide" and "Again" based on the limited time-frame of three minutes and presented drone and ambient soundscapes in a really focused and condensed version. Listening to a one hour piece is the complete counterpart. The sounds within this track have the chance to evolve with every listen. Based on a simple looping guitar...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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by Off Land
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Off Land is an ambient project by Tim Dwyer. With ambient textures, little field recording snippets, spoken word phrases and classical instruments, Off Land takes place in the space between minimal, ambient and contemporary classical music. With 8 pieces and 75 minutes duration, "Encounter Point" is a monumental ambient work. All pieces are arranged very carefully and with a great sense for intensity and tension. The single tracks seem quite minimal and pure on the surface, but when...
Topics: Off Land, Encounter Point, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. The second part is done by Bengalfuel. Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta began making music together around the end of 2009 and have released music on various labels such as Hibernate Recordings, Rural Colours, Lizard Breakfast and Isolationism. Bengalfuel's music is their gift to the ghosts so they will have some peaceful music to listen to. And their new work "Kokolias" is working...
Topics: Bengalfuel, Kokolias, Ambient, Drone, Electronic
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by Leif Folkvord
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lefolk is audio/video artist Leif Folkvord of Grand Rapids, Michigan USA. The material he creates is influenced by a formal education in media arts filtered through the juxtaposition of experiences at his day(night) job as a pilot. After two full-length albums and the EP "blankscape", lefolk releases his new work "weather to shore" on Resting Bell. Consisting of 13 tracks and a complete duration of one hour, "weather to shore" is a wonderful microsonic sound...
Topics: lefolk, weather to shore, ambient, soundscape
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by Bill Bawden
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Resting Bell is really happy to welcome herzog, a.k.a. Bill Bawden and his latest EP “first summer and the running dream”. Bill’s previous releases on Serein were the first netaudio-works I got in touch with. And you also might know him from his fantastic release on 12rec. So what an honour to do a herzog-release here on Resting Bell. “first summer and the running dream” contains 5 tracks with a complete duration of 30 minutes. Compared to his earlier works “first summer...“ has a...
Topics: herzog, ambient, electronic, electroacoustic
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by The Love Songs
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The Love Songs is the amazing one man arkestra Sven Swift. Swift lives in the North of Germany, runs the CDR- and Netlabel 12rec.net and writes reviews about free music at Phlow Magazine and his own blog RUBored.org. In June 2007, Sven performed a 25-minutes live-set at the DIY 2.0 festival in Dresden. The whole set consists of one well-structured, tension-filled piece of drone music, created with analogue synthesizers and effect-feedback only (an exception is the little nightingale-chant...
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Topics: The Love Songs, Live, Dresden, Drone, Ambient, Experimental
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by James McDougall
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"entia non" is the project moniker of Australian artist James McDougall. After great releases at u-cover (zero comma zero, inter alia) and test tube (distal) he comes up with his first release "sub routine" on Resting Bell. The four tracks, deeply affected by the Australian landscape (South East Queensland), are very subtle, just like putting your ears on the ground of an animated, busy grassland. Little glitches grawling around like insects, soft wind flurries playing in...
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Topics: entia non, ambient, experimental, field recordings
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by terje paulsen
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terje paulsen is a sound-artist from Kristiansand, Norway, working with simple instruments and equipment, sometimes self made, sounds from found objects and fieldrecordings from his local enviroment. He likes the sounds to be hand made and does not use a laptop. "twenty feet for buddha" is a contemplative, subtle piece with a duration of about twenty minutes. terje made this track with some treated fieldrecordings and buddha-machines. It starts very quiet with some light drones,...
Topics: terje paulsen, ambient, experimental, soundscape
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Shinobu Nemoto is a sound-artist from Kanagawa, Japan. You might know "Summons of Shining Ruins", his solo-guitar project or "Dark Side of The Audio System ", a tape-loop-experiment. Under his real name Shinobu Nemoto mainly releases guitar-improvisations and field-recordings. He also runs the label "MOUFU-ROKUON" and did collaborations with Brain Grainger, Jason Adams and Danielle Demos. "Melting Loop Trip" is a collection of sixteen loops, each loop...
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Topics: Shinobu Nemoto, Melting Loop Trip, ambient, loops, experimental
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by Jason Corder
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Time is a strange thing. Two and a half years ago (65 releases ago, in netlabel-speak) Resting Bell released offthesky's "rare decay". A timeless and beautiful 4 song EP. I didn't hesitate a second when Jason Corder asked me if I'd be interested in a re-release of his musically related “du-soleil” EP which was originally released via atmoworks back in 2007. "du soleil" is not only fully remastered, but it is also extended with three fine remixes from Darren Mcclure,...
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Topics: offthesky, off the sky, ambient
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by Oak Thielbar
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Oak Thielbar has been writing music under the name of Saffron Slumber since 2004. Originally started as a project to explore ideas in ambient music, the project has continued to evolve over its lifespan to include aspects of noise, drone, and other forms of experimental composition. Former releases could be found on Pocket Change Records, Skrow!Media, Zenapolae, Luxus-Arctica Records International, and Circlesandlines Recordings. "Somnogen" consists of 6 tracks and has a complete...
Topics: Saffron Slumber, Somnogen, Ambient, Experimental, Drone
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by heu{s-k}ach & pedro sousa
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heu{s-k}ach is a duo of improvisors (d’incise and Marcel Chagrin) generating long sound constructions, opposing simple, sometime almost repetive elements to concrete textures and deep drones. The hypnotic result is a bastard born from a large range of inspirations like free improv, electroacoustic music, drone and psychedelic music. For "I know not what tomorrow will bring" they teamed up with Pedro Sousa and recorded 4 wonderful pieces in Lisbon. Using guitar, electronics, a bass...
Topics: heu{s-k}ach, pedro sousa, improvisation, electroacoustic, drone
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by Sergey Suokas
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You might remember slow by his "room phive"-release on Resting Bell last December, or for the "Love"-EP on Autoplate. If not, slow is the moniker of Sergey Suokas, a russian composer in the fields of techno (as Suokas) and soulful and hypnotic ambient-music (as slow). His new release "dual box" can be seen as a meditation on the "Flower of Life". This geometrical figure is a composition of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles, that are arranged so...
Topics: slow, Sergey Suokas, Ambient, Electronica
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by Saito Koji
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After his fantastic "Beautiful"-CDr on SEM Saito Koji releases another great track on Resting Bell. Besides his work on SEM you may know Saito from his releases on Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. "Candle" is a single 30 minute-ambient-drone-track, and the title fits perfectly to the presented music. Various themes are shifting softly from front to back and back to front. Flicking and shimmering like candle-light. Saito creates a deep and...
Topics: Saito Koji, Candle, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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by Sparke / Illidge
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Gardens from Light are an ambient drone duo from the North of England. They formed during 2006 and consist of individuals I. Sparke and S. Illidge. Their release "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" is a massive work in two pieces. Both together two hours long. They create 12 conceptual pieces around figures from the russian and east european mythology, 12 deep and dark sonic landscapes of drones, walls of strings and field recordings. In the russian legend a "Sirin" is a bird with the...
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Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. Part 1 is a contribution of Shinobu Nemoto, well-known sound-artist from Kanagawa, Japan. He runs his own label "MOUFU-ROKUON", releases his work also as "Summons of Shining Ruins" or "Dark Side of The Audio System" and collaborates with several artists like Brian Grainger, VCV, Jason Adams and Danielle Demos. His new work "Tetsuo" is a glimmering 58-minute opus,...
Topics: Shinobu Nemoto, Tetsuo, ambient, experimental
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by Johnny Utterback
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Counterspark is the solo project of Johnny Utterback of Richmond, Virginia. A visual artist by trade, Johnny began experimenting in sound in 2006. From that point on, Counterspark has been a project of experimentation in the world electronic music. Rich textures and lush soundscapes with an underlying tone of optimism are all intertwined into the melancholy compositions that are Counterspark. The sounds of The Halpern Experiment were inspired by a "healing sounds" cassette, found in a...
Topics: Counterspark, The Haplern Experiment, Ambient, Experimental
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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2012 will end the same way the year has begun: With a release by Summons of Shining Ruins. And it will be a double release. The first part is "Shiho". Most of you know this project by Shinobu Nemoto. He released his work on labels like Install, Experimedia, Dead Pilot Records, Analogpath, Against It Records or on his own imprint Moufu – Rokuon. "Shiho" is a four track work with a total duration of 36 minutes. Shinobu only works with an electric guitar and a feedback...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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by Ian D Hawgood
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"I close my eyes, earmuffs blocking out the city noise. I have known sadness and I have known hate. I have stared at the darkness and it has just stared right back, knowing a compatriot. I close my eyes a little tighter and start feeling my way blindly back." Ian D Hawgood Compared with it's predecessor "The Fire Will Die At Night" Ian's new EP comes with a lighter, less dense atmosphere. Soft piano-spots, little melodies from far away and sometimes slightly moving beats...
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Topics: Ian D Hawgood, Ambient, Electronica
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by A Western Addition
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I'm writing these words from Qingdao, China where this collection of songs sound like they're from outer space compared to the syrupy love songs that blast out of the speakers here. These pieces take me back to my years in my studio apartment off McAllister Street in San Francisco. Often, as I'd watch the evening fog roll by pass Twin Peaks out of my kitchen window, I'd play my guitar; and sometimes on those special nights angels would visit, allowing my fingers to miraculously play themselves....
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Topics: A Western Addition, guitar, ambient
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by Appalachian Falls
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. The fourth part is done by Appalachian Falls. "GrimGrimAntonym" is a 30 minute-work consisting of two live sessions with an array of distortion pedals and tape machines. Both works are full of haunted tones and distorted fragments. A massive wall of sound crackling in your ears and melting your brain, evolving to smoother soundscapes which are transformed back into a vulcanic blow out. My...
Topics: Appalachian Falls, GrimGrimAntonym, Ambient, Drone
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by Saito Koji
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After a short break in May we start this month with another wonderful release by Saito Koji. Similar as his former RB-release "Guide" "Again" consists of eight tracks, each 3 minutes long. And also the music hits a similar tone. Droning, distorted and dense guitar tones are swirling around. Every piece contains a short melodic loop, presented in a very uncommon lenth. But the pieces are so compact and dense that you don’t need a 30-minute repeating loop. I strongly...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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by Mark Midgley
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If Guilds Requiem was the acceptance of staring at the dying embers of the funeral pyre, then Ascension is the sound of a thousand gnarled branches clawing relentlessly at a muted Sun. Utilising Bass guitar drones effected, looped and processed, the ep features two new pieces, Ascension and Atonement. This is the second EP from Engineer, Bassist Mark Midgley's solo project, Guild (also known from The Black Lanterns, Alt, Falconetti)
Topics: Guild, Ambient, Drone
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by ryonkt
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After the release of "the world that was surrounded..."and works for Dog Eared Netlabel, Noise Joy, Mandorla and audiotalaia , Ryonkt comes up with the majestic 17-minute track "gray sky". Compared to the melody-driven, minimal-folk orientated "the world that was surrounded..."-release, "gray sky" is a dense and very continuous ambient-drone work. A warm and thick sound-planket, consisting of minimal tone-variations and shiftings, surrounds you and flows...
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Resting Bell starts 2012 with a new release by Summons of Shining Ruins. Most of you know this project by Shinobu Nemoto. He released his work on labels like Install, Experimedia, Dead Pilot Records, Analogpath, Against It Records or on his own imprint Moufu - Rokuon. With "On The Beach" Shinobu gives us five abyssal tracks, each over 10 minutes long. You can hear deep growling guitar melodies, nearly pushed into the background. And there is a constant hiss and noise layer which gives...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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by Oskar Hallbert
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. The third part is done by Oskar Hallbert. He is a Swedish composer who makes minimal music. Tranquil melodies, documentary field recordings and the warm hiss you get from old microphones, casette tapes and an out of date mp3-player. Oskar's new release is called "Promenader & Utflykter". It is thought as a double CD, all in all with 24 tracks and a playtime of about 42 minutes. Oskar...
Topics: Oskar Hallbert, Promenader, Utflykter, folk, lo-fi, minimal, ambient
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by Collin Thomas
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Collin Thomas is an experimental musician, composer, and artist. He has composed numerous pieces including works for percussion, winds and many different chamber ensembles. As an experimental musician, Thomas has released over ten albums, many of which can be downloaded for free. April Triptych is a two hour long piece chronicling a typical suburban morning, afternoon, and night. Elements of three are two-fold: 1. three field recordings of a backyard in a housing complex layered and sequenced....
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Topics: Collin Thomas, April Triptych, Ambient, Field Recordings, Soundscape
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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And here is the sibling of Shinobu's former release "Shiho". "Takeshi" was recorded with the same setup as "Shiho", an electric guitar and a feedback device, and also in it's duration it is quite similar, four tracks and about 35 minutes long. Oscillating guitar tones, little shifts in tone an color, enjoy the extended trip into Shinobu's wonderful and exciting soundworld with both releases "Shiho" and "Takeshi". Thanks to Shinobu for this...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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by Off Land
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Similar to my previous release, Commute, which was an exercise in revisiting a past experience, the Anniversary ep is an exercise in revisiting a moment of time. Parts of my wedding were documented with field recordings. This included pre-ceremony unpacking / chatter / music, post-ceremony celebration / music, and a hike up a mountain. This material became the album's skeleton. The guitar and French Horn were exstracted from the original field recordings. I decided to honor the original rural...
Topics: Off Land, Commute, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by The Cherry Blues Project
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The Cherry Blus Project, a two-people-project from argentina, was one of the first artists on Resting Bell. They are mainly known for more experimental music, field recordings, noise and improvisation. For their "new" release on Resting Bell they did something you wouldn't expect. They recorded a folk record. "The Psychiatric Years EP" is rescued material from TCBP, about 4-5 years old, compiled into two EPs. All the material is folk music. Songs with melodies and...
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Topics: The Cherry Blues Project, experimental, folk
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by v4w.enko & d'incise
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"27.08.2011" is a live recording done by two great artists v4w.enko & d'incise. The release consists of two tracks, 20 and 35 minute long, recorded on August 27th, 2011 at Tivoli 16, Geneva. The basis of this work is made with v4w.enko’s algorithmic forms which are confronted to concret gestures by d'incise. The result is a sublime piece of improvisational work, combining deep drones and soundscapes with live treatments of various objects & contact mics. v4w.enko is a...
Topics: v4w.enko, d'incise, ambient, electroacoustic, experimental
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by Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta
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Welcome back, Bengalfuel. Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta began making music together around the end of 2009 and have released music on various labels such as Hibernate Recordings, Rural Colours, Lizard Breakfast and Twice Removed. After their contribution to the RB100-series with "Kokolias" Bengalfuel are doing their next release on Resting Bell. "Neely" is meant to be a continuation of "Kokolias". Taking the general feeling and transferring it to a deeper and...
Topics: Bengalfuel, Neely, Ambient, Drone, Electronic
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by Peregrino
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Peregrino is Bernardo Durand's project. He was born in Muñiz, Argentina in 1982, where he teaches literature to young boys. Bernardo started Peregrino in 2007, when he got his accordion. Bernardo also runs the label "Ahora Eterno", best known for releases from Pulmon, Sublamp and himself. "El azul helado del alba" consists of 7 tracks and has a complete duration of 44 minutes, full of warm, athmospheric and organic drone-sounds. All tracks are fitting together very...
Topics: Peregrino, El azul helado del alba, Ambient, Drone, Experimental
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by Julien Demoulin
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You might know the french sound artist Julien Demoulin from his “Fanø“-release on Audio Gourmet, his recent collaboration "The Bay" with IA on Basses Fréquences, or from his work as Silencio (the new album, "When I'm Gone" was recently released on three:four records). His first release on Resting Bell is the wonderful “Tough Love EP“. 5 tracks with a complete duration of 16 minutes. Glittering and oscillating sounds drifting around. Guitar melodies are glaring...
Topics: Julien Demoulin, Ambient, Drone
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by gillicuddy
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gillicuddy is definitely a man for special releases. Remember his last ep "the repeating thoughts..." on Resting Bell, containing 2 - no! - 4, or better, 5 tracks? "music for moles" contains 10 tracks and this time no track repeats, I promise. The songs were mostly recorded during the "the repeating thoughts..." sessions and they are all beautiful folk-sketches in a pretty rough stage. And because of the raw outfit I'll also give you a pretty sketchy release...
Topics: gillicuddy, acoustic, folk, guitar
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Analog Vibrations. That points into the right direction. Summons of Shining Ruins is a project of Shinobu Nemoto, who works with electric guitar, tape delay, old rhythm machines, stompboxes and 4-track-recorders. No computer or software is used to record this work. And you can hear that in every tone. "BIRD REQUIEM" sounds at the first listen extremly raw. You can not define what you hear in the first moment. But everything sounds a bit haunting, hidden under a layer of dust. But the...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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by Sparke / Illidge
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Gardens from Light are an ambient drone duo from the North of England. They formed during 2006 and consist of individuals I. Sparke and S. Illidge. Their release "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" is a massive work in two pieces. Both together two hours long. They create 12 conceptual pieces around figures from the russian and east european mythology, 12 deep and dark sonic landscapes of drones, walls of strings and field recordings. In the russian legend a "Sirin" is a bird with the...
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Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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by Saito Koji
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December starts with a new release by Saito Koji. He worked with labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. And he already did four previous releases via Resting Bell. His new release "Music" is a 5-track album with a complete duration of 70 minutes. Two 20-minute pieces are framing three 10-minute tracks full of tender and dense drone-music. Matching with the starting winter season in the northern...
Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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by cloudburst
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cloudburst is Tim Westcott from Portland, Oregon. On his first release "katedra", he operates with very minimal, subtle drones and little repetitive elements, shifting into each other. Originally written for a performance in cathedral space, the first two pieces ("katedra jeden", "katedra dwa") are very light, crystal and create a wide open, meditative soundscape. The third piece ("flora") is a more dense production, just taking you back from the big,...
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Topics: cloudburst, ambient, experimental, katedra
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by Rick Tarquinio
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After his wonderful release "Sending You Going" under the "The Accidental Psaltery"-moniker, "Waves" is Rick Tarquinio's second contribution to the Resting Bell-catalogue. This new EP contains two tracks with a complete duration of 25 minutes. The pieces for "Waves" contain minimal source material arranged accidentally. Wave 1, dedicated to John Cage, uses the sequence of notes in his last name played in different octaves and rhythms on the bowed...
Topics: Rick Tarquinio, Waves, Ambient, Soundscape
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by Darwin Raymond
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Darwin Raymond is primarily a guitar based musician currently residing in Columbus, Ohio. He has also released an EP on Audio Gourmet (Rien/Rain) and an album on FeedbackLoop (Night). His new release on Resting Bell is called "Beyond The Shore, The Sea" and it is a wonderful album focusing on the ocean. Nine tracks with a complete duration of about 40 minutes. Darwin has focused on the overlap and interplay of memory with the present, which he explores by recording a base guitar track...
Topics: Darwin Raymond, Ambient, Soundscapes
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by Simultan
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Simultan is the project of sound artist and graphic designer Cristiano Rinaldi. His release "Ich bin bei dir" (german for "I'm with you") is a tribute and dedication to Etty Hillesum, a jewish writer from the netherlands, who was murdered 1943 after nazi-deportation in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The 4 pieces are touching, moving and very deep. A great combination of wide and open synth patterns, glitchy elements in the background and warming melodies. Beginning with some more harsh...
Topics: Simultan, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by Ian D Hawgood
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After a bunch of great releases under several monikers on a wide range of labels like luvsound, headphonica, u-cover, experimedia, best kept secret, lunar flower and many more, Ian Hawgood is back home with a stunning release on Resting Bell. "A Life In Abstract Colours" contains 5 pieces with a duration of nearly 60 minutes. It is a monolithic work. Walls of guitar- and piano-drones are shifting slightly from one ear to the other. Compared to the earlier Resting Bell-releases, it’s...
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Topics: Ian D Hawgood, Ambient, Drone
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by jeremy bible & jason henry
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Jeremy Bible and Jason Henry are two productive artists based in Canton, Ohio, an area of the United States referred to as 'the rust belt' due to its rapid industrial decline. Similar to their surroundings which contrast rural farmland against decaying industrial landscapes, the duo contrast various sounds and styles in ways that can be compared to the elegant and subtle color contrasts created by painters of fine abstract-expressionist art. Utilizing field recordings, found sounds, acoustic...
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Topics: Jeremy Bible, Jason Henry, Ambient, Experimental, Soundscape
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by Jason Corder
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What an enormous output this year by Jason Corder aka offthesky. He has given us two great releases on term and autoplate. Now he returns with a 4-track-EP on Resting Bell. Musically related to the "Du Soleil ep" on atmoworks, "rare decay" presents four careful though stunning pieces. The entire release from beginning to end is a perfect compliment to lying down and watching the clouds lilt by. Or like listlessly gazing on a silent snow fall. It is a fitting soundtrack to...
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Topics: offthesky, off the sky, ambient
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ryonkt is Ryo Nakata, well-known for his great releases on Dog Eared Netlabel, Noise Joy and Mandorla. Equipped with guitar and notebook, Ryo creates dreamy and relaxed music between minimal folk and ambient. "the world that was surrounded by a deep forest and warm light" is a peaceful and easeful place. It is a kind of arcane space in everday life, but easy to find with a bit of relaxing. Listen to the repetitive guitar chords, slightly moving in each passage. The fragile melodies,...
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Topics: ryonkt, ambient, minimal folk
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by Hawgood / Jones
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Lost Lanterns is the project of Ian Hawgood and Ben Jones. Both met at university and worked together in different bands, now teamed up to work alone on their music using live instrumentation, field recordings and computers. The first result of their work is "Polar Living", a 60-minute long, very atmospheric release with six tracks. It's a gentle combination of deep melodic keyboard elements with field recordings (made entirely in the UK countryside during autumn/winter time). Warm...
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Topics: Lost Lanterns, Ambient, Electronica, Experimental
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by derrick hart
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Derrick Hart is an American musician. You might know him from his "Songs From A Cross (The Sea)" EP on 12rec, a release in which Derrick shows great musical talent and a really fantastic sense for song-writing and melodies. With his "fall asleep to this" EP he goes a more experimental and meditative way. The five tracks are mainly based on vocals, even though there are no actual lyrics. "kontakt" and "when someone loves you no more" are performed only...
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by Ian D Hawgood
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"Fire rushes across the mountain. Its beautiful, and its all around me now. But the fire will die at night and I will realise that I am alone, remembering the way things used to be. This night has come too soon." Ian D Hawgood 03/11/07 00:45 4 tracks of enormous beauty are presented by Ian D Hawgood on "The Fire Will Die At Night". With great soundscapes and multiple layers of different soundsources, this EP catches you and leaves you with a soft shiver over your back. Ian...
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Topics: Ian D Hawgood, Ambient, Electronica
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by Damian Valles
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Resting Bell is very happy to welcome Damian Valles. Damian is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist who creates ambient/experimental works based mainly on solo guitar. He utilizes a wide range of sources to expand his sound which include a variety of percussive elements, piano, and field recordings. Past releases include a full length on the excellent Under The Spire imprint, and a 3" EP on Standard Form. The latter being the first in a series of limited 3" releases called "Rural...
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Topics: Damian Valles, ambient, drone, field-recording
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by Moabi
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Moabi from Toulouse, France, collected three own pieces and two remixes for this fantastic release called "Hanami" (japanese for "enjoying the beauty of flowers"). Set up between Electronica, IDM, Experimental music and Ambient, all five pieces have a very unique, deep feeling. An impressive mix of beautiful melodies, intense atmosphere and twinkle-toed beats. Starting with the more beat-orientated "Hey You" the EP gets calmer with every following track, finding...
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Topics: Moabi, Hanami, Electronica, Experimental, Ambient
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by Edu Comelles
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Mensa is a project by Edu Comelles from Barcelona, Spain. Mensa creates soundscapes in a dialogue between sound experimentation with high-tech possibilities and the natural enviroment, the landscape and the countryside. "Southern Recordings" is the counterpart to Mensa's earlier work "Nordic Recordings". Mensa works again with subtle sound-structures, but this time the sound seems to be a bit warmer, and sometimes rougher, covered with a thin layer of dust. The soft delay...
Topics: Mensa, Southern Recordings, Experimental, Ambient, Soundscapes
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by jeremy bible
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With "lbrnm" Jeremy Bible presents his first solo work on Resting Bell. Jeremy is well-known for his project with Jason Henry, his experimedia imprint and for his graphic/photo/video work. "lbrnm" contains 3 reinterpretations of a koen park-piece titled "laburnum" originally released on the highly recommended "grey night clouds" release on experimedia. The original work sounds very clean, deep and calming. It is dominated by a own heartbeat, created with...
Topics: Jeremy Bible, Koen Park, Laburnum, Ambient, Experimental, Soundscape, Reinterpretation
Resting Bell
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"grumpy folk with a grin", that's how gillicuddy, in real life Andi Rohden, titles his musical output. Mainly based on folk-orientated acoustic guitar-lines with slightly broken vocals and additional background-structure from a keyboard, melodica, accordion or a second guitar-line, his work reminds me mostly of Tom Waits, acoustic dEUS, non-electrical Notwist or Modest Mouse. "the repeating thoughts of old zinng-zanng" is the follow-up to his "Shmalhans is...
Topics: gillicuddy, acoustic, folk, guitar
Resting Bell
by The Inventors of Aircraft
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Many of you will remember the first Inventors of Aircraft-release on Serein called "Unknown Language" back two years ago. Now I have the pleasure to welcome TIOA on Resting Bell with a wonderful new work, mastered by Ian Hawgood. "As it is" has an enormous warm and dense sound. You'll find some elements you know from "Unknown Language" like the repetitive melodic motifs over the foundation of droning, growling sounds. But for me "As it is" also sounds...
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Topics: The Inventors of Aircraft, As it is, Ambient, Experimental
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by Harry Towell
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The sound-art of Spheruleus is produced by British artist Harry Towell with a previous discography including releases on the likes of Under The Spire, Earth Mantra and Test Tube as well as his own label Audio Gourmet. Intrigued by all things old and rustic, his music is often inspired by the rural Lincolnshire surroundings in which he lives and his first outing of 2011, here on Resting Bell, is intended to really captured this. A short collection of deliberately loose and degraded instrument...
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Topics: Ambient, Electro-Acoustic, Drone, Field Recordings
Resting Bell
by sylvie walder & entia non
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Sylvie Walder and entia non (James McDougall) are well-known names in the netlabel-world and beyond. Sylvie Walder released collaboration-albums with Phillip Wilkerson, Siegmar Fricke, and "_" (as Kakitsubata). entia non has released solo-works on test tube, IOD, u-cover, Resting Bell and contributions on compilations for duckbay and Slow Flow Recs. On "bewilderment" Sylvie and James create a rich and deep organic sound-cosmos. Droning background-layers, instrumental...
Topics: sylvie walder, entia non, piano, ambient, experimental
Resting Bell
by Guanxi
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The Guanxi pseudonym is orchestraed towards 'a sui generi sound' through research, investigation and with a hunger to explore a constructed visual and non-subjective disposition. "Graveyard Shift" contains 5 pieces of complex and playful sounds from guitar, piano, bells, strings, flute, vocals, field recordings and electronics. Some of the pieces have a noisy and harsh character of a musical sketches, others operate with droning elements and a more calm ambience. And some combine both...
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Topics: Guanxi, Graveyard Shift, ambient, experimental
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by Saito Koji
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I think Saito Koji needs only little introduction. Besides his three former Resting Bell-releases, he released his work on labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. His new Resting Bell-release "Luck" consists of three tracks with a total duration of 48 minutes. The first track "Old Tape Magic" starts off with a beautiful 20-minute long drone. Beautiful, bright and shimmering. The short...
Topics: Saito Koji, Luck, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
Resting Bell
by strom noir
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strom noir is a project of Emil Matko, born in 1979 and now living in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is wellknown from his releases on u-cover (ylomejja, kruhyNAvode), ambsine (luvyoo) and format noise (lorawa). "kueyen" brings you six athmospheric ambient-experimental tracks, built mainly with electric and acoustic guitar loops, synth-layers and some well-arranged field-recording elements. Deep, sometimes really dark droning elements, repetitive melodic structures and more abstract...
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by Saito Koji
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Saito Koji continues to produce great single-track longform drone-pieces. Remember his latest release on SEM "Ocean"? Or his former works like "Beautiful" or "Candle"? He is just perfect in building up drone-loops over 30 minutes to one hour and they are never getting boring. "Tokyo Morning Loop" is a 45-minute-piece. The loop repeats over and over in this piece but every time you listen you find another overtone, another little bit of melody you didn't...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Tokyo Morning Loop, Loop, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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by IJO
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IJO is audrius vaitiekunas from klaipeda, lithuania. IJO is most well known for his energetic, drill and bass music that fuses together pop aesthetics, avant-garde noise with jazz-inspired, lyrical synth melodies. But that is only one side of the story. IJO also produces beautiful and inspiring ambient music. On his EP "The White Out" you will find 5 tracks, all rather short, between three and five minutes. All together about 20 minutes, but beautifully involving and with a very...
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by The Cherry Blues Project
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The sources of this album are from the album "El Viaje Mistico" (The Mystical Journey), originally released in 2001. The sounds of "El Viaje" are, essentially, fields recordings from a journey by train in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For "El Viaje Revisited" we selected fragments and sections from those recordings and we remixed them to obtain new tracks. We think that "El Viaje Revisited" is a soundscape. We are very satisfied with the results, because we...
Topics: The Cherry Blues Project, field recordings, ambient, noise, experimental
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by Saito Koji
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And December ends with another new release by Saito Koji. His follow-up to the earlier released album "Music" is called "Guide". The eight tracks are 3 minutes long, the classical radio hit length. The music is very dense. Starting with very distorted, thick and layered sounds shifting to a clear and calmer atmosphere in the end. All pieces are rather short in the field of ambient or drone music but Saito filled the pieces with an enormous richness and concentration....
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Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
Resting Bell
by Rick Tarquinio
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The Accidental Psaltery is an ongoing project of musician and sound artist Rick Tarquinio. Random loops and phrases arranged by chance shift and phase into gradually evolving soundscapes. More like weather than music, the accidental psaltery is meant to be listened to while doing other things or going about one’s business. His release "Sending You Going" consists of three beautiful tracks with a complete duration of 70 minutes. It is basically a psaltery and on some spots a bit of...
Topics: The Accidental Psaltery, Sending You Going, Ambient, Soundscape
Resting Bell
by HKM+/diatribes/Piero SK/Rehnig/Sienknecht
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For a long time in my life I've had really problems to listen to jazz music, especially the very free, improvised forms. That changed when I discovered the Insubordinations netlabel from Switzerland, where you can find extra-ordinary releases on exactly this field. And of course my musical taste also changed in that period, so that all comes together. Now I'm really happy to present you a very, very fine piece of improvised music, made by HKM+ and diatribes together with Piero SK, Robert Rehnig...
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by K.M.Krebs
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K.M.Krebs has been around in the internet-based-music-scene for a long time. His work consists of excellent releases on Treetrunk, Thinner, Nishi, Con-v and many more. On "Symmetries" K.M.Krebs presents three minimal ambient pieces with a duration of about 25 minutes. In every composition you can hear subtle repetitive fragments, little glitches and extensive, wide open soundscapes. It is a dense and complex work on multiple layers, taking you deeper and deeper into the own world of...
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Topics: K.M.Krebs, Symmetries, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
Resting Bell
by Ennio Mazzon
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Ennio Mazzon is an Italian sound artist. I first heard of him as a remixer of Off Land's "Input Shape". But he did netaudio-releases on Audiotalaia and Timetheory and a CDr-release on his own imprint "Ripples Recordings", as well as various sampler-contributions. "The Possibility Of Joy" contains 4 tracks with a complete duration of about 22 minutes. Most of the material seems to be generated with synthesizers and electronical equipment with a little addition of...
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Topics: Ennio Mazzon, ambient, experimental
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by Saito Koji
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It is Saito Koji-time again. He worked with labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings, Gears of Sand Recordings, Median Recordings and element perspective. And he already released eight previous releases via Resting Bell. His latest contribution to the Resting Bell-catalog is really huge. It is a five hour work. 16 titles with a duration of 4:33 minutes each and five long forms with 39 minutes to 48 minutes. The sixteen short tracks play...
Topics: Saito Koji, Ambient, Drone
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by Edu Comelles
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Mensa is a project by Edu Comelles from Barcelona, Spain. Mensa creates soundscapes in a dialogue between sound experimentation with high-tech possibilities and the natural enviroment, the landscape and the countryside. All the sounds are produced to be listened outside, in public spaces or natural enviroments. So, Nordic Recordings is a beautiful 4-track EP with softly moving soundstructures. It is a very calm and gentle production.
Topics: Mensa, Nordic Recordings, Experimental, Ambient, Soundscapes
Resting Bell
by Leif Folkvord
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Do you remember lefolk's last RB-contribution "weather to shore" back in May 2011? So now he is back with a new, wonderful 8-track-album called "isn't this dangerous?". lefolk is audio/video artist Leif Folkvord of Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. He has released his album "intermitter" on NKR. His self-released material is available via audio.lefolk.com. "isn't this dangerous?" is deep and moving 48-minute journey. A fading structure and slight beats in the...
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by Alexis Béchu
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Lexithimie is a sound solo project founded by Alexis Béchu with focus on healing sound, extended classic, modern ambient and with care for minimal details and natural color. After a bunch of releases on various audio labels such as ropes swing cities, October Man, Hibernate recs and Under The Spire lexithimie’s music creates synthetic spaces from processed instruments, field recordings, layers of repetitive tones and sound infusion. His two-track EP "Leontopodium" is a beautiful...
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Resting Bell
by Glenn Ryszko
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Glenn Ryszko is a student at the academy of visual arts Maastricht. After having played several instruments in various musical groups, he decided to start a more experimental project on his own. Glenn creates sound by manipulating instrumentation and environmental recordings, using electric guitar, fieldrecordings and custom software. On "4.0 subtle distorted guitar drones" Glenn presents 4 superb minimal tracks based on distorted guitar tones. The sound shifts from very quiet...
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by Regosphere
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Regosphere is Andrew Quitter, a really productive man from Portland, Oregon. He does harsh noise music with "Suburbia Melting" since 1998, is running the DumpsterScore Home Recordings label, and between all this, he finds time for his new project Regosphere with synth miniatures, dark ambient elements, field recordings and lo-fi noises. The three pieces on "The Coast By Train" have a duration from 8 to 15 minutes. The ride starts with "In Darkened Hills", an...
Topics: Regosphere, Ambient, Experimental